Curating

Dark Circuits Festival November 2017: lightbulbs, A/V synths, LED structures, fluorescent lights, projection mapping and more.

Membranes is an audiovisual installation and performance by Lukas Truninger + Nicola Hein. It consists of hybrid instruments – constructed from drum-skins and electronic components – as devices to turn written texts into pulses of light and percussive sound.


In a rare appearance at The Firehouse Space in NYC, German pianist Peter Geisselbrecht will present songs by Brecht / Eisler expressing solitude, grieving and longing of the refugee.

Following Hans Tammen's "Dark Circuits" Festival in June 2014, Spectrum's "Dark Circuits Series" features performers who work in contemporary electronic music practices such as circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism, analogue circuitry, network sniffers, live coding and soldering, plus other instruments we may have never heard of yet.


Presented at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, this show features Frances Wang's peaceful street scene manipulated by geolocation, Yuxi Cao's distortion of an iconic 900 year old Chinese painting using Beijing's air quality data, Kurt Ralske's poetic rendering of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, Matthew Ostrowski's re-imagination of Koyaanisqatsi as a colorspace, Eva Davidova's mixing of spaces and bodies to create uncertainties, and Emilio Vavarella / Daniel Belquer highlighting topics and keywords of all the memories collected by their drone project.

60×60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded pieces by 60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter. A unique collaboration between VoxNovus / Robert Voisey and Harvestworks in New York City to create a 5.1 surround sound mix, this 60x60 presentation is now available in other sound art galleries and presentation spaces.


Please join us at Spectrum for the 46th anniversary of Iron Butterfly's immortal hit In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida: Theme and Variations! Organized by Hans Tammen, this evening features New York's boldest downtown artists with their very own take on this music.